Why do we need Calcium Hypochlorite for our Pool Disinfection
Calcium Hypochlorite is a dry form of Chlorine and is very safe to handle. It is readily soluble in water and is free from any organic substances. Its pH of 10.8 helps to maintain optimum pool water pH of 7.2 to 7.6. When using Chlorine gas or Tri chloroisocynurate (TCCA) products for swimming pool sanitization, the pH drops and leads to corrosion of pool surfaces. Due to these reasons we provides better protection for concrete, plaster, pipes and other pool equipment.
It acts as a bactericide, germicide and algaecide and can be used for disinfecting and cleaning purposes.
It is a strong oxidizer and can easily destroy organic body oils and other organic debris if any present in the swimming pool water.
Calcium Hypochlorite contains easily soluble granules.
Due to very less exposure of residential pools to the sunlight loss of chlorine is negligible. Hence, there is no requirement of stabilizers such as Isocyanuric acid which further contaminate the water.
It provides crystal clear and clean pool water.
It works to maintain properly established alkalinity levels without further chemical addition.
Most Suitable, Sanitizer and Versatile for Super Chlorination (Shocking) of Commercial Pool Water :
Calcium Hypochlorite is unstabilized and hence there is rapid growth of residual chlorine level into water, which is needed for super chlorination.
The excess chlorine is reduced faster to make swimming pool available to swimmers in a much shorter period of time compared to one superchlorinated with Trichloro containing Isocyanurates.
For routine sanitization also it is used in all commercial pools with added safety by adding stabilizer separately to minimize the loss of chlorine due to exposure to sunlight almost by 50%.
It’s higher alkalinity works as a buffer and helps to keep the pH stable when any acidic material is introduced into water. It is also an important factor in preventing water from turning cloudy and keep the pool water clean and clear.
Calcium hardness protects the pool equipment and it contains calcium.